noun pro·glot·tid \(ˌ)prō-ˈglä-təd\

Definition of PROGLOTTID

:  a segment of a tapeworm containing both male and female reproductive organs


New Latin proglottis
First Known Use: 1864

Rhymes with PROGLOTTID


noun pro·glot·tid \(ˈ)prō-ˈglät-əd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PROGLOTTID

:  one of the segments of a tapeworm formed by a process of strobilation in the neck region of the worm, containing both male and female reproductive organs, and surviving briefly after breaking away from the strobila

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